“Use time wisely and be always in the presence (of the Masters) and know that grace selects the one who is present” Qasida by Abu MadyanDamascus, July 2005 - At the foot of the Qasioun mountain, north of the ancient nucleus of Damascus, lies the green dome covering the grave of Muhyi al-Din ibn al `Arabi. Next to it is a mosque, surrounded by pulsating market streets. To the East is the historical Hanabila-mosque, built by those who were driven from al-Quds by the crusaders. Great mawlids where held there in the past, and many female hadith narrators sat to teach in it. Further down lies the modern Shari’a institute of Abu Nur...
عمرو بن العاص d. ? H. in Egypt radiya Allah anhuA sahaba ...
Abu Dharr al-GhafariScanned from "Companions of The Prophet", Vol.
أبو الدرداء الأنصاري الخزرجي d. 32 H. (653 CE) in Damascus (sahabi) radiya Allah anhu`Uwaymar (or `Amir) ibn Zayd, known by his
أبو ذر الغفاري d. 32 H. in Rabdha, near Madina radiya Allah anhuHe lived in Damascus during the caliphate of Sayyiduna 'Uthman. He
"the inburnable" الإمام أبو مسلم الخولاني radiya Allah anhuProminent religious figure in Damascus, Syria. He was one of the 'Eight Ascetics,' who included Amir
b. 599 - d. 665 in Damascus (1202-1267 CE) الإمام عبد الرحمان بن إسماعيل بن إبراهيم عثمان المقدسي ثم الدمشقي، المعروف بأبي شامة radiya Allah anhu
أبو الدحداح، أحمد بن محمد بن إسماعيل التيمي الدمشقي الصالحي d. 328 in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽
- Buried in Maqbara Dahdah
بلال بن رباح الحبشي القرشي التيمي d. 20 or 18 or 19 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhuSahabi, buried in Maqbara Bab
b. 499 - d. 571 in Damascus radiya Allah anhuThe famous historian and greatest hadith scholar of his time. He travelled and heard hadith
b. 511 - d. 579 in Daamascus radiya Allah anhu – السلطان أبو القاسم نور الدين محمود ين أبي سعيد(أبو سعد) زنكي بن سيف الدين –
Just ruler of Damscus, first in history ot
Just ruler of Damscus, first in history ot
d. 735 in Damascus, Kafar Susa أحمد بن عبد الكريم بن عبد الصمد التبريزي الحنفي radiya Allah anhu Great Hanafi scholar, who used to witness (i.e. veryfy legal writings) in front of al-Madrasa al-Masmariyya in
الشيخ أحمد الرفاعي الحبال d. 1430 H. (2009 CE) in DamascusSayyid Shaykh Ahmad al-Habbal al-Rifai was one of the Abdal and a
محدث الشام الأكبرالشيخ محمد بدر الدين بن يوسف الحسني المغربي الاصل الدمشقي b. 1267 - d. 1354 H in Damascus (1850-1935 CE) qaddasa Allah sirrahu
الشيخ السيد إبراهيم اليعقوبي الحسني d. 1406 H. / 1985 CE in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahu
الشيخ السيد إسماعيل اليعقوبي الحسني d. 1380 H. / 1960 CE in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was the grandfather of Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, a great
الشريف الشيخ محمد أبو اليسر بن محمد عابدين الحسيني b. 1307 – d. 1401 H. in Damascus (1889–1981 CE) radiya Allah anhu
الشيخ السيد محمد المبارك الحسني d. 1330 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mubarak ibn Muhammad al-Dillisi al-Qayrawani, whose lineage goes
الشيخ السيد محمد الطيب الحسني b. 1255 H. in Algeria – d. 1313 H. in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuHe was Muhammad al-Tayyib al-Dillisi al-Maliki ibn
سيدي الشيخ محمد أمين بن عمر بن عبد العزيز عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي b. – d. 1252 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu
b. 1264 – d. 1346/7 H. in Damascus (1847–1927)Sh. Muhammad Ibn Yallis b. Shawish al-Tlimsani al-Maliki al-Shadhili. He was the Khalifa of
الشيخ السيد شريف اليعقوبي الحسني b. 1282 – d. 1362 H. (1865–1943 CE) in Damascus qaddasa Allah sirrahuSayyid Muhammad al-Sharif b. Muhammad
b. 1338 - d. H. (2015 CE) in DamascusHis Shaykh in the Shadhili tariqa was Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi He used to say:
b. 1222 H. in Algeria – d. 1300 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu﷽ He was `abd al-Qadir ibn Muhyi al-Din ibn
الشيخ علاء الدين بن محمد بن عابدين الحنفي الحسيني الدمشقي b. 1244 – d. 1306 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhu
b. 25 H. in Madinah - d. 86/7 H. in Damascus أبو الوليد عبد الملك بن مروان radiya Allah anhuUmawi ruler, faqih with wide
"عبد الله بن جعفر بن أبي طالب "الطيار d. ~100 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhuHe is the son of Sayyiduna Ja`far b. Abi Talib, and the
عوف بن مالك بن أبي عوف الأشجعي d. 73 H. in Damascus radiya Allah anhuSahabi, witnessed the opening of Makka, settled in Sham and
History of Damascus and its Scholars
﷽ Maqam of Al-Sheikh al-Akbar Muhyiddin Ibn al-`Arabi Al-Sheikh al-Akbar Muhyiddin Ibn al-`Arabi lived the last years of his life in Damascus and passed away there in 638 H.
Damascus 2006. Sayyiduna Shaikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi's late wife, Sayyida Umm Ibrahim, once asked me if I would go with her on an errand. It was around Eid time and of course I was delighted, but quite curious as she did not mention much about it. She gathered the children and I into the van. We drove out about 5 minutes to a neighborhood that was still being built. The homes had their foundations and columns but the bricks of the walls still had not been layed. We stopped almost in the middle of nowhere....
Damascus 2006. Praise be to the One who guides us to His Way, and salutations on His Messenger, the Noble Family and Tribe, and those who follow their paths. - Thanks to whom thanks are due first and foremost, our host, the erudite scholar and exemplary guide, the lighthouse of Damascus and the whole world, our revered teacher and beloved sheikh al-Sayyid Muhammad Abul Huda Al-Yaqoubi and his family. May Allah Most High protect them, as they opened for us the doors of their home during the blessed month in which Allah opens the doors of Paradise. Those of us who had the privilege of spending this valuable time in the folds of their care had nothing to miss. Every need – physical or spiritual, intellectual or emotional – was catered for in the most generous, courteous and delicate manner. ...
Recital of Sahih Muslim by Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi in Damascus, Rajab 1428 (July 2007) ختكت بحمد الله جامع مسلم *** بجوف دمشق الشام جوف الإسلام The book of Muslim has been completed, praise be to Allah * in the heart of Damascus of Sham, the heart of Islam. Those who regularly attend the classes of al-Sayyid al-Sharif Sheikh Abul Huda Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi in the Mosque of Sheikh Muhuy al-Din Ibn al-Arabi in Damascus, will have heard him mentioning time upon time: "The recital of the books of Hadith is a tradtion that must be revived"...
Damascus 2003. - "Damascus is commonly acknowledged by the local and foreign inhabitants as a very safe place to live. Crime is minimal, and rarely exceeds petty theft. Rape, murder, grand theft, are all virtually unheard of. It might be difficult to believe, and it was for me too when I first arrived, but after nearly five years of living there, I have to admit that Damascus is one of the safest places Ive even been to."